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My proposals are archived!

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Himadri P Member Since: Aug 30, 2018
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This happend to me this month. I am not getting response from any client for last 30 proposals, I can't believe this. I contacted customer care and they explained that client may have archieved it. But, then I read this thread and came to know that, it's not client, it's upwork who archieves my proposals!!

 

I am feeling very low and disappointed.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Himadri,

 

Please, note Lena's update on this thread:

 

Lena E. wrote:

 

We appreciate and value the feedback that was shared in this thread and understand your shared concerns. We are always looking to improve our processes. Our goal is to help not hinder the growth of your businesses. Given the feedback that some clients and freelancers were not aware of this part of Talent Services, Talent Specialists have ceased archiving proposals and will no longer archive going forward.


Proposals aren't archived by Talent Specialists currently, they only end up in Archived folder if the client or the freelancer took actions on them.

~ Valeria
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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Valeria K wrote:

 


Proposals aren't archived by Talent Specialists currently, they only end up in Archived folder if the client or the freelancer took actions on them.


This seems a disingenuously technical answer, given that many proposals are either automatically pushed into an "other" folder or placed there by a talent specialist--proposals the client can't see unless he/she notices the "other" tab and clicks to open that section of the proposal listing, and which are headed with a note informing the client that they're "not relevant".

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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What Tiffany wrote.  I've had clients question me about this - replete with screenshots of what I term 'subterfuge and disonesty' on Upwork's part.

 

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Tiffany S wrote:


This seems a disingenuously technical answer, given that many proposals are either automatically pushed into an "other" folder or placed there by a talent specialist


Where does that idea come from? We all know that TS used to filter the proposals for the clients, but Upwork told us that this is not the case anymore.

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Asad Z Member Since: May 1, 2008
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Is it true that Upwork only highlighting US freelancers as I see in search? As freelancers from other countries are not getting the replies to thir proposals.

 

 

2nd, Also there is an issue that proposals are automatically sorted by sytem which is hiding our proposals to jobs and only showing few.

 

3. Issue is when client search top rated people are shown which has done only 1-2 projects but person like me who completed 110 projects not showing up? Even I am top rated too

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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When I (as a U.S. client) search for freelancers, U.S.-only is on by default. But, there is an obvious button at the top of the page of search results that allows me to see global results.

 

I see proposals from clients all over the world in response to job postings. Upwork does hide proposals, but far more are displayed (at least, in my experience) than hidden--it is definitely not true that the client sees only a few, unless they have set a bunch of preferencees that weed out most freelancers.

 

Upwork rotates top search results on a regular basis to ensure that the same few people aren't showing for every client.

 

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Tiffany S wrote:

Upwork does hide proposals,

 


As far as I know, they do not hide proposals. Obvioulsly, in the list of proposals received, some are on the top and some on the bottom.

 

I don't see any way not to see all proposals that I receive in my client account. I can filter or sort the list of proposals that I received, but I cannot set any filters before they come.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Rene K wrote:

Tiffany S wrote:

Upwork does hide proposals,

 


As far as I know, they do not hide proposals. Obvioulsly, in the list of proposals received, some are on the top and some on the bottom.

 

I don't see any way not to see all proposals that I receive in my client account. I can filter or sort the list of proposals that I received, but I cannot set any filters before they come.


Rene, what I see when I look at the proposals on a job I've submitted is a list with the usual roughly 1-inch stripe with the photo and basic information in it, and then at the bottom of that a link that says "other proposals". The proposals beyond that point do not show unless I click on "other proposals," and when I do the list is headed with a note telling me that the proposals below are not relevant.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Tiffany S wrote:

Rene K wrote:

Tiffany S wrote:

Upwork does hide proposals,

 


As far as I know, they do not hide proposals. Obvioulsly, in the list of proposals received, some are on the top and some on the bottom.

 

I don't see any way not to see all proposals that I receive in my client account. I can filter or sort the list of proposals that I received, but I cannot set any filters before they come.


Rene, what I see when I look at the proposals on a job I've submitted is a list with the usual roughly 1-inch stripe with the photo and basic information in it, and then at the bottom of that a link that says "other proposals". The proposals beyond that point do not show unless I click on "other proposals," and when I do the list is headed with a note telling me that the proposals below are not relevant.


That's pagination. I just checked the last job I posted, there is nothing that says that the profiles on the next page are not relevant.

 

Okay, there is this Best Match flag. IDK if they show only best matches on page one. It never struck me and it definitely never prevented me from browsing the list.

 

 

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